Simple tag cloud using Search and News

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Simple tag cloud using Search and News

Post by Simon66 »

In News settings I created a text field called Comma_Separated_Tags.

In Design Manager I create a Search Form Template:

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{$startform}
<input class="button button-3d button-mini button-rounded" id="{$search_actionid}searchinput" name="{$search_actionid}searchinput" value="holder" type="submit" />
{if isset($hidden)}{$hidden}{/if}
{$endform}
This uses just the form button to pass a value of "holder" to the search.

Next, in the News Detail Template, I added this code:

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{$cloudwords = ","|explode:$entry->fieldsbyname.Comma_Separated_Tags->value}
            {foreach from=$cloudwords item=words}
            {Search|replace:"holder":$words search_method="post"} 
            {/foreach}
This loops through the array and creates a separate form (each with a unique ID) for each search word/phrase and replaces "holder" with those words from the array.

Then a bit of CSS to make the forms play nice with each other:

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.cms_form { display: inline-block; }
Now each News Article has a Tag Cloud where each word will do a global search for related content.
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Re: Simple tag cloud using Search and News

Post by calguy1000 »

This should do the trick too: Rather than a special form template, and umpteen forms, you just need links.

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<a href="{cms_action_url module=Search action=dosearch searchinput=$word}">{$word}</a>
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Re: Simple tag cloud using Search and News

Post by Simon66 »

Thanks CalGuy I'll try that.
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Re: Simple tag cloud using Search and News

Post by jakubr »

I've tried original @Simon66 and also modified @calguy1000 solutions. List of "buttons" with tags or just links works perfectly, but there is a weird problem with search results - links in results points to some nonexistent page in admin panel, for example:

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https://mysite.com/admin/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=1&cntnt01returnid=0
Don't know what is the cause of this problem. I've tested ordinary search form (input field + button), and it gives results with correct links.
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